Alumni of the Year

Alumnus of the Year

Covenant's alumni awards are presented each year during Homecoming. All alumni are invited to nominate fellow alumni for awards via this online nomination form.

 

  • The Alumnus of the Year award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who exemplifies the mission of Covenant College in his or her church, vocation, or community.
  • The Young Alumnus of the Year award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who graduated within the past ten years and who exemplifies the mission of Covenant College in his or her church, vocation, or community.
  • The Alumni Volunteer of the Year award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who is devoted to serving the Covenant College community through giving sacrificially of their time, energy, talents, and resources to represent and advance the mission of Covenant College.

 

Recipients of the alumni awards include:

 

2015

Alumnus of the Year: Todd Erickson ’87
Volunteer of the Year: Christy Nickisch-Hummel ’94
Young Alumni of the Year: Michael Kendall ’11, Libby O’Neil ’08, & Evelyn Petcher ’10

 

2014
Alumni of the Year: J. Render ’69 & Linda Jackson Caines ’69
Volunteer of the Year: Meredith Allison Rector ’08
Young Alumnus of the Year: Matthew Annessi ’08

 

2013
Alumni of the Year: Jim ’62 & Evie Moore Conrad ’68
Volunteers of the Year: Scott ’89 & Amy Marshall Dillon ’89
Young Alumni of the Year: Dave ’09 & Heather Nation Hess ’09

 

2012
Alumni of the Year: David ’62 & Eleanor Rowen Fiol ’63
Volunteer of the Year: Sarah Jane Creech ’07
Young Alumnus of the Year: Sheldon Grizzle ’03

 

2011
Alumnus of the Year: Allen Duble ’58
Volunteer of the Year: Jenny Cromartie ’77
Young Alumna of the Year: Christy Norwood ’03

 

2010
Alumna of the Year: Rebecca Painter '94
Volunteer of the Year: Wendy Strassner Allison ’78
Young Alumnus of the Year: Andrew Strickenburg ’07

 

2009
Alumni of the Year: Steve ’85 and Mary Lutz Smallman ’85
Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Neal Harris ’71
Young Alumnus of the Year: Peter Brinkerhoff ’04

 

2008
Alumnus of the Year: George Robertson '88
Volunteer of the Year: Bethany Rowe '02
Young Alumnus of the Year: John Sweet '00

 

2007
T. March Bell '78

 

2006
Peter Polk '76

 

2005
Joanita Cutten '57

 

2004
Frederick McFarland ’71

 

2003
Bruce Fiol ’60

 

2002
Bill Davis '82

 

2001
Virginia Grace Strom '72

 

2000
Paul Meiners '72
Liz (Mahlow '74) Meiners

 

1999
Jim Grauley '82

 

1998
Gordon Sluis '75
Bob DeMoss '80

 

1997
Brian Bays '81

 

1996
Shayne Fite '70

 

1995
Sara Drexler '78

 

1994
Phil Barnes '79

 

1993
Mark Gornik '85

 

1992
Patricia Lindley '72

 

1991
Rob Rayburn '72

 

1990
Rudy and Collyn Schmidt

 

1989
Charles Neal '75
Mark Belz '65

 

1988
Mike Cromartie '76

 

1987
Jack Muller '64

 

1986
David Peterson '62

 

1985
Jane Young '57

 

1984
Betty Herron '71

 

1983
James Ward '72

 

1982
Priscilla Strom '72

 

1981
Don Davis '70

 

1980
Arline Cadwell '67

 

1979
Randy Nabors '72

 

1978
Charlie Cox '64

 

1977
Joel Belz '62

 

1976
Phyllis Crooks '63

 

1975
Larry Falcon '72

 

1974
David Fiol '61

 

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